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Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of SRH bowls. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad lands in trouble following inappropriate behaviour

  • According to media reports, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa batting first set a target of 373 for Balochistan to victory.
  • Gautam Gambhir was the first one to slam Afridi among the popular names. Gambhir gave a serious mouthful response to shut him in some style.
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IPL 2018: Playing in Indore turning out to be expensive for KXIP

  • However, it has not been cheap and KXIP had to make those arrangements at the cost of towering expenses.
  • Apart from Friday’s match, Kings XI Punjab is expected to play three more matches on May 6, 12 and 14.
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Aaron Finch keen to make amends for his poor show in the IPL so far

  • Australian swashbuckling batsman Aaron Finch is one of the big names that Kings XI Punjab possesses in its armoury.
  • With this new deal, Finch became the first player in IPL history to play for seven different franchises.
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IPL 2018: Playing for SRH feels like being in Afghanistan, says Rashid Khan

  • Earlier, during DD’s batting, young Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan gave a matchwinning performance with the ball.
  • With the loss, Delhi edged closer to elimination as the Sunrisers pushed them towards the exit door with a seven-wicket victory.
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Jadeja bowled beautifully, MS best in the business: Michael Hussey

  • They outdid the visitors in every aspect, and Kohli’s boys were wiped out of the match quite easily.
  • About the other spinner Harbhajan Singh, the batting coach said that he has been doing a great job for the team.
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IPL 2018: Ravindra Jadeja says why he didn’t celebrate Kohli’s wicket

  • He came to bowl his first over right after the powerplays were over and scalped the very important wicket of Virat Kohli.
  • The commentators started to debate what could be the reason behind such a lack of reaction – shock or humility?
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IPL 2018: Umesh Yadav dedicates his purple cap to a special person

  • It is no surprise that he has bagged the purple cap for becoming the highest wicket-taker of the tournament so far.
  • He also credited Ashish Nehra, the bowling coach and mentor of RCB, for helping him.
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Pakistan’s fielding coach, Steve Rixon no longer wishes to continue holding the position

  • The 64-year-old’s final assignment as fielding coach will be their tour of Ireland and England.
  • He had likewise worked with Arthur beforehand when the pair was a crucial piece of Australia’s training staff in 2011 and 2014.
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PSL: Cricketers unwilling to travel to Pakistan will be left out of the next draft

  • While the first season of PSL was played entirely in the United Arab Emirates, the final of the second seasons was hosted at the Gaddafi Stadium.
  • Recently, the Caribbean players were offered big pay cheques to participate in the Pakistan tour.
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IPL 2018: Sanju Samson hopes to come out on top under pressure situations

  • In their do-or-die fixture against the Kings XI Punjab in Indore, Rajasthan Royals will come out all guns blazing with two crucial points at stake.
  • There’s no better occasion for the men in blue to count on this opportunity and revive their caravan with a win against Punjab.
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$1.15 billion “potentially diverted” out from RCB’s holding company

Mark Taylor backs Steve Smith to return as a better skipper in future

  • Taylor grieved about the aftermath of the Ball-tampering saga as a big loss incurred to the Australian cricket and believes that things will get better from hereon.
  • Taylor looked highly positive in chances of the former skipper making a cut to the national side even after a gap of one year.
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Winning games is my only aim, not scoring a triple century: Virat Kohli

  • The beginning of the last decade wasn’t so great for India with most of the legendary cricketers deciding to call it off.
  • However, the Indian skipper has played down the discussion of scoring a triple century in Test cricket as his objective.
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Shahid Afridi, Inzamam-ul-Haq to take new T10 league by storm

  • The first-ever T10 event in Sharjah last December was played by six teams but the Saudi Cricket Board are seeking to expand.
  • It is only befitting that such an innovative approach be taken to garner more spectator and fan base.
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Virat Kohli still remembers the day when he walked into the team meeting for the first time

  • However, the skipper of the Indian team still remembers the nerve-wracking first day with the senior members of the Indian cricket team.
  • The Indian skipper also remembers his first day in the dressing room and how the presence of the senior players made him nervous.
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